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9:53 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Colleges Across the Country Using the Book "Slums of Aspen"

The book "The Slums of Aspen: Immigrants Vs. the Environment in America's Eden" was released in 2011. Now it's being used in college classes across the country.
Credit nyupress.org

A book that looks at environmental crises, immigration and social inequality in the Roaring Fork Valley is being taught in college classrooms across the country. The Slums of Aspen was published by New York University Press in 2011. Now instructors of environmental sociology are using it at schools from Los Angeles to Boston. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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Mental Health Court
7:02 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Treatment vs Incarceration

Pitkin County Courthouse
Credit Ninth Judicial District - Colorado

  Earlier this year, an Aspen man was arrested after leading Sheriff’s deputies on a chase up Castle Creek Road.  He is accused of threatening to harm the deputies and himself.  At his first court appearance the defendant cursed the court and law enforcement officers yelling they should have killed him.  As Aspen Public Radio's Roger Adams reports, thanks to a new sentencing alternative he might be able to avoid incarceration. 

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Road to Sochi
5:49 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Road to Sochi: Nordic Ski Racer Noah Hoffman Preps for Olympic Games

Noah Hoffman is the men's top distance Nordic racer in the Country. If he makes the 2014 Olympic team, it'll be his first Olympic Games.
Credit usskiteam.com

With the Winter Olympics less than three months away, local athletes are competing in races that will determine whether they make Team USA. Ski racer Noah Hoffman is the top distance Nordic skier in the country. And, he’s preparing for upcoming races in Norway and Finland. The 24-year-old says he’s ready, after hundreds of hours of training this summer. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

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First Draft
3:28 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

First Draft - Robert Stone

Robert Stone
Credit Phyllis Rose

Robert Stone is the author of two short story collections, one memoir and eight novels. Stone won the National Book Award for his novel Dog Soldiers in 1975. It was adapted into the film Who’ll Stop the Rain. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize twice. He has received Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. His memoir Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties chronicles his live in the navy, work as a Vietnam correspondent, and his time spent with Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady and Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters in San Francisco. His new novel is Death of the Black-Haired Girl.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight
10:33 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 3

Mountain Valley Developmental Services provides aid and programs to over 450 developmentally disabled individuals in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Adult programs are a large part of the organization; they provice several housing options, assist in employment opportunities, offer medical care and have a variety of enrichment services, which consist of recreational activities and volunteering for other local groups. This week, Bruce Christensen, Executive Director, and Dana Peterson, Director of Human Resources, discuss Mountain Valley's housing programs and share memorable stories of finding employment for their clients.

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